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The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. Safety Last! (Newmeyer/Taylor)
2. Citizen Kane (Welles)
3. Bringing Up Baby (Hawks)
4. Man with the Movie Camera (Vertov)
5. The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (Sturges)
6. The Curse of Frankenstein (Fisher)
7. The Bling Ring (Coppola)
8. Dazed and Confused (Linklater)
9. Friday the 13th (Cunningham)
10. The Awakening (Murphy)

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5 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • Miguel Martinez

    BRINGING UP BABY and MIRACLE OF MORGAN’S CREEK are two of the best screwball comedies to come out of Old Hollywood. I think it’s time for me to watch WHAT’S UP DOC? again.

  • Stillman

    Why not “The Great McGinty” as a Sturges pick? As funny as any of his films, with a political sharpness that’s still current (and it’s based in Chicago).

    • michaelgloversmith

      The Great McGinty is indeed great but it’s more of a political satire than a battle-of-the-sexes love story. Picking the Sturges comedies that more easily fit into the screwball subgenre (Lady Eve, Morgan’s Creek, Palm Beach Story) allows me to tie them into a tradition that includes many other films like It Happened One Night, The Awful Truth, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, etc. in a coherent way. This is better for an Intro to Film class. But, you’re right, McGinty would be good to show in another type of class — one that has a narrower focus (such as politics).

      • Stillman

        Ah, now I see the specifics of the “screwball” focus. That’s a tremendous group of films you’ve mentioned there. Carry on!

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